Tag Archive: quadruple amputee

Alex Lewis to Climb Res Dashen Mountain in Ethiopia

As you may have seen on the BBC news last night, the inspirational Alex Lewis is going to take on the challenge of climbing Res Dashen mountain in Ethiopia. “Alex was diagnosed with a Strep A infection in 2013 which developed into blood poisoning. It led to the loss of all his limbs and the infection… View Article

Brilliant to see a Young Amputee Literally Reaching New Heights

I wonder who saw Isabelle Weall, a 14 year old quadruple amputee, on the One Show yesterday?  This inspiring teenager had to have all 4 limbs amputated when she was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis when 7 years old. Izzy was taken ill just hours after going into school as normal and, at one stage, was… View Article
Quadruple Amputee Veteran Receives New Home

Quadruple Amputee Veteran Receives New Home

On the morning of Easter Sunday 2009, Army Specialist Brendan Marracco’s vehicle was hit by an Explosive Fired Projectile as he returned to his base in Iraq. Two years later and after several surgeries resulting in the amputation of both arms and legs, Marracco is the first quadruple amputee to survive the war and is… View Article
Wounded Marine has 4th Amputation

Wounded Marine has 4th Amputation

CALEDONIA — Nearly two weeks after being critically wounded in Afghanistan, a Boone County Marine is continuing to fight for his life. Cpl. John Peck, 24, a former Rockford Jefferson High School and Antioch High School student, lost both of his legs and an arm when an improvised explosive device detonated on May 23. In… View Article